Claudia Peschiutta

#StopKavanaugh, #BelieveSurvivors Rally Underway at LA City Hall

September 28, 2018 - 12:48 pm

(KNX 1070/AP) - A #BelieveSurvivors and #StopKavanaugh rally is underway at Los Angeles City Hall Friday.

“We believe Anita Hill! We believe Dr. Ford!” are some of the chants at the demonstration. 

Reporter Claudia Peschiutta:

Participants have been told to wear black.

But, Emiliana Guereca, of Women's March LA, describes what happened today as something of a win. She insists demonstrations are making a difference.

While the confirmation process is moving forward, for opponents, a possible pause in the proceedings is a partial victory. On Friday, Senator Jeff Flake moved to make time for an FBI investigation and a one week delay for the full Senate floor vote of Brett Kavanaugh's nomination. 

Earlier, Flake was confronted by two protesters as he waited in an elevator to take him to the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting. Moments earlier, Flake had announced he'd vote to confirm Kavanaugh.

Flake stood looking downcast as one of the women said to Flake: "Tell me, I'm standing right here in front of you, do you think he's telling the truth to the country?"

The senator listened for nearly two minutes until the elevator door closed. He told the women he had put out a statement and would have more to say before the committee.

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